July 11/7:30 p.m. | White Eagle Hall 337 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ

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Argentinian tango nuevo group Tanghetto was conceived of by musician/producer Max Masri, with Diego S. Velázquez joining soon after. It started out as a studio project, and then it evolved into a songwriting partnership. The debut album, Emigrante (electrotango), was inspired by the crisis that Argentina was facing at that time. The word "electrotango" was some sort of warning to traditional tango fans, implying that "this is not what you could expect from a tango group." Soon that word became the name of a whole musical scene from which Tanghetto was one of its first exponents. Emigrante became an instant success and earned Tanghetto a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Album. The Los Angeles Times said that Emigrante was "marked by its languid melodies, its smoky textures and the kind of delicate piano lines that would make Massive Attack proud." Their follow-up album, Hybrid Tango (which merged traditional tango with flamenco, bossanova, electropop, and hip-hop), received two Latin Grammy nominations in 2005. Tanghetto's most recent album, Desenchufado, is their "unplugged" album, and also earned them a Gardel nomination in 2017.

This performance will include an introductory Tango Class from 7:30-8:30pm by instructors from the Authentic Argentine Tango School, the only dance school in New Jersey dedicated exclusively to promote the art of Argentine Tango on the area. Followed by the concert/mega Milonga by the band and produced and directed by Carolina Zokalski and Diego Di Falco, long-time professional dancers, choreographers and producers whose achievements include a Tony nomination for best choreography and solo performances at the most prestigious theaters nationally and internationally including Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center and more.

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